Observation 266590: Lichen P. Micheli

When: 2016-12-18

Collection location: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: gillow2e

No specimen available


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By: gillow2e
2017-01-08 19:40:07 PST (-0800)

Yes, they were on rocks.

Agreed, both look like Pertusaria
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2017-01-08 11:07:17 PST (-0800)

but possibly two different species. Will need chemistry and number of spores per ascus to get anywhere. But the good news is, if you can manage this, there is a key to all the species of the world, so we have a good chance of naming them.

I thought the same but
By: J-Dar
2017-01-07 11:06:20 PST (-0800)

looking at both photos closely it is obvious that the close-up is not from a portion of the lichen in the other photo with well-developed apothecia, however there are similar ostiole-like apothecia in both photos. OP, if you have any more photos or info it would help a lot! Thanks for posting!

I have doubts about …
By: zaca
2017-01-07 10:36:50 PST (-0800)

if the two photos are from the same species. The second photo (with well developed apothecia) seem like a Pertusaria on rock. Which one?

On rock?
By: J-Dar
2017-01-07 10:30:12 PST (-0800)

Seems like a Pertusaria or Aspicilia